Pastor Mead is a missionary church planting pastor sent out from Memorial Baptist church of Brooklyn, NY.
Pastor Mead came to Brooklyn, NY to plant the Bensonhurst Baptist Church on a shoestring budget, but with a certainty of God's call upon his heart. This is the 3rd church planting work he has been a part of and is the 1st that he is heading himself.
In the early summer of 2000 the call went out to him in order to take over this struggling effort and dream of several other local pastors in the area. They had a store front rented, hymnals, and chairs, hardly any people and no pastor. Through much anguish of principle, he decided to take the challenge. God gave him a verse for confidence found in Acts 18:9b-10 "For I am with thee and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city."